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Makings of a Master exhibit introduces new pieces for run at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling folk and traditional arts exhibit, Makings of a Master, will be at Bowling Green’s Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) through Aug. 31, and will feature several pieces of art that are new to the exhibit. Willow chairs created by master furniture maker George Beard and his apprentice Justin Roberts, both of Murray, a white oak basket made by National...

Chinese Dance Presentation to visit Mason County as part of KAC’s traveling Makings if a Master exhibit

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling folk and traditional arts exhibit, Makings of a Master, will be in Mason County through Feb. 27. The exhibit is at Mason County Public Library, 218 E. Third St. in Maysville. Library hours are Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. Shuling Fister (Photo from Performing Artists Directory) “Makings...

Franciso’s Farm Art Fair May 19-20 to feature Arts Council’s ‘Makings of a Master’ traveling exhibit

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit “Makings of a Master” will be highlighted at the Francisco’s Farm Art Fair May 19-20 on the Midway University campus in Midway. “Makings of a Master” contains seven display cases housing a variety of musical instruments, tools and artworks made by master tradition bearers, interpretive panels, display photos and quotes, along with a push-button...

Makings of a Master: Exhibit features live demonstrations of passing down traditions

The egg basket on the left is made by master artisan Lestel Childress. The one on the right is made by Childress’ apprentice Beth Hester. (Photo from KAC)   The Grant County Public Library in Williamstown has the Kentucky Arts Council’s Makings of a Master exhibit on view now through Oct. 22, with a special event planned to celebrate local folk arts masters and apprentices Oct. 7.   The...